Assigning Roles in the Office 365 Admin Center

As an Office 365 administrator, one of your responsibilities may include assigning roles to users within your organization’s account. Role assignments determine the level of access and permissions a user has within Office 365, and they are essential for managing and organizing users and resources. In this article, we will walk you through the steps of assigning roles in the Office 365 Admin Center.

Step 1: Log in to the Office 365 Admin Center To begin, log in to the Office 365 Admin Center using your administrator account. Once you have successfully logged in, you will be taken to the home screen of the Admin Center.

Step 2: Navigate to the Users section In the navigation pane on the left, click on the “Users” option. This will take you to the Users page, where you will be able to manage all of the users in your organization’s Office 365 account.

Step 3: Select the user you wish to assign a role to On the Users page, you will see a list of all the users in your organization’s account. Locate the user that you wish to assign a role to and click on their name to open their user profile.

Step 4: Assign a role to the user Once you have opened the user’s profile, you will see a “Roles” tab located at the top of the screen. Click on this tab and select the role you wish to assign to the user. Depending on your organization’s settings, you may have several different roles to choose from, such as “Global administrator” or “User administrator.”

Step 5: Verify and monitor role assignments After assigning roles to users, you should verify that you have assigned the correct roles to the correct users and monitor it to ensure that it continues to be accurate.


Assigning roles in the Office 365 Admin Center is a straightforward process that can be completed in a few easy steps. By following the steps outlined in this article, you will be able to quickly and efficiently assign roles that will help you manage and organize your users and resources.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

What are the different roles that can be assigned in Office 365?

The roles that can be assigned in Office 365 vary depending on your organization’s settings, but common roles include Global administrator, User administrator, Billing administrator, Service administrator, and more.

Can I assign multiple roles to a single user?

Yes, you can assign multiple roles to a single user, depending on the organization’s settings.

Can I revoke a role from a user?

Yes, you can revoke a role from a user by going to their user profile and unassigning the role from the “Roles” tab.

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